TheOptimizationIdiot - 12:24 am on Mar 8, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: TheOptimizationIdiot at 12:29 am (utc) on Mar 8, 2013]
I have no idea why you are arguing with me about statistics.
Because you're wrong about which is more likely to be representative of the whole, but if it makes you feel better to think you're correct and Google's broken or something because your site doesn't rank as well or you're seeing a mess in whatever searches you're conducting, then feel free.
If a surgeon kills 6 of every 34 patients he operates on, he is not an OK surgeon.
But you're 4.25 times more likely than not to survive the surgery. The same as "the random searcher" is, based on the numbers we've been using 4.25 more likely than not to find the results they were looking for.
[edited by: TheOptimizationIdiot at 12:29 am (utc) on Mar 8, 2013]